Tahiry Jose has said that Joe Budden abused her during their relationship when she appeared on Hollywood Unlocked.
“I think that they way I was dealing with being in a relationship with Joe was just tucking it, hiding it ’cause I can’t stop. I have to keep going because people rely on me ’cause I have to handle stuff, ’cause I have to grow in this business, ’cause I’m not going to fold,” she said around the 50-minute mark before detailing the extent of the abuse she dealt with.
“I don’t go around throwing apples or fighting a man. I’ve been beaten before,” she said, revealing that she had a fractured nose and a fractured rib. She said both of those injuries sustained because “somebody was sending him a message,” despite her pleas to stop beefing with people.
“And he hit me on that nose, then pushed me down a flight of stairs,” she continued. “I remember having to talk him out of letting me go that day. I remember having a plan to leave because the reason he was so upset was because I was already leaving. Looking through my phone and shit. But I had already told him. ‘give me two weeks to pack up my things.’ He agreed to it and then started looking through my phone. Next thing you know, I got woken up by him dragging me by my ankle. I managed to get up from that floor.”
Tahiry explained that men will often begin with abusing a woman before ever putting their hands on them. “It started with verbal abuse, emotional abuse and it eventually turned to that. I still fear for my safety. He hurt me bad and I just stayed quiet. I went to the hospital and he sat next to me. I lied to the doctors and said I was cleaning a cabinet and fell in the kitchen. And then he rapped about it,” she said in reference to Joe’s song.